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Sub $200 closed headphones with a dac/amp combo

post #1 of 4
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Hello head fi community, I was looking for a pair of closed cans in the sub $200 range to go along with a cheap dac/amp. any recommendations are greatly appreciated. 

 

 

Here is what I was looking for: 

(1. Headphones MUST have a detachable cable

(2. I prefer circum-oral headphones

(3. I would like a bit more bass than is normal with extended highs

(4. dac/amp should be under $100

(5. Semi-Portable, I would appreciate the cans to be at least mildly portable for public use

 

That is it, let the comments commence,

 

Thanks, Graham

post #2 of 4
Hello,

Will you be using your laptop/PC, tablet, iPod, Or smartphone for this set up? Would be nice as well if you can include the genre of music you listen to!

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Thread Starter 

I will be using an apple ipod and a laptop for my source, I like dubstep, classical, and rap

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For amp/DAC, there is the E10 for laptop only but if at all you wish to use the amp section on your iPod, go for the E07K + FiiO L9

As for headphone, I recommend
Shure SRH 840 (sweet mids, decent soundstage and if you miss bass, you can always turn up the bass using either of the amp/DAC I suggested

Ultimate Ears UE6000 (if at all you need more sub-bass and don't mind the slight recessed mids, also decent soundstage here. The UE6000 also offer a Active NC)

AKG K167 (forward mids, with roll off at both ends but does sound great with your genre of music)

Hope it helps!
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